Operational Effectiveness Modeling of Intelligent Systems
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI COST ANALYSIS DIV
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As the Army pushes ahead with the development of intelligent vehicle systems, TARDEC is working to meet these challenges by developing platforms with greater autonomy. Using TRADOCs CASTFOREM model, the Armys premier ground combat simulation model, my office provides operational effectiveness analysis to quantify the battlefield effectiveness of TARDEC concepts. This paper will first review our past efforts to provide operational effectiveness analysis to TARDECs intelligent vehicle programs. A few years ago, our office performed a comprehensive evaluation of TARDECs RAVE concepts, evaluating the effectiveness of semi- and fully-autonomous platforms. The paper will then discuss the many challenges associated with modeling autonomous and semi-autonomous platforms. These challenges are related to the platforms behaviors and the unique threats faced by unmanned platforms.
- Combat Vehicles